Between the weather and the play on the field, last year’s Alabama game was about as miserable an experience as I’ve ever sat through. Reggie Ragland explains (h/t) it was a pretty good time for Kirby Smart, though.
As we go through more plays, it’s apparent that Georgia could not move the ball. Exacerbating matters, it was a wet day in Athens. “It’s always great take it to fans,” Ragland says. “Especially playing at Georgia—[then-defensive coordinator Kirby] Smart’s alma mater. It’s always good to get the win for Coach Smart, and now he’s the head coach over there.”
Pounding the Bulldogs between the hedges probably helped open the job that Smart took.
“It helps out a lot,” Ragland says.
I suspect Florida helped more, but, yeah, I get his point.